Retail in Asia


Estée Lauder Companies report excellent results for Fiscal 2022

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported net sales of USD 17.74 billion for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, an increase of 9 percent from USD 16.22 billion in the prior-year period. Organic net sales increased 8 percent, driven by double-digit growth in The Americas and Europe, the Middle East & Africa regions, largely reflecting a recovery in brick-and-mortar retail stores, as well as double-digit growth in global online and growth in travel retail.

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Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We delivered excellent results in fiscal 2022, exceeding our expectations in the fourth quarter and achieving record revenue and profitability on an adjusted basis for the year. Our multiple engines of growth strategy proved invaluable amid pandemic and macro complexity, affording us the diversification to seize growth of the moment. The Americas and EMEA prospered, Fragrance soared, and Makeup realized the promise of its emerging renaissance.”

“La Mer, M·A·C, and Jo Malone London led the contribution of double-digit organic sales growth by nine brands, impressive on its own and especially so given the significant pressure from COVID-19 in Asia/Pacific at the end of the year. Brick-and-mortar and Online each grew globally, as we capitalized on reopening, extended our consumer reach in high-growth channels, and amplified our omni-channel capabilities.”

COVID-19 Business Update

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to disrupt the Company’s operating environment globally, primarily impacting supply chain, inventory levels and other logistics during the year ended June 30, 2022. The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in many Chinese provinces led to restrictions late in the fiscal 2022 third quarter that remained in place through the end of fiscal 2022 to prevent further spread of the virus. Consequently, retail traffic, travel and distribution capabilities were temporarily curtailed. The Company’s distribution facilities in Shanghai operated with limited capacity to fulfill brick-and-mortar and online orders beginning in mid-March 2022 and returned to normal capacity by early June 2022.

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